|Updated: 7/23/2012 10:19 pm
||Published: 7/23/2012 9:40 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Tom Dupriest is a certified gun safety instructor at Shoothouse USA in Conway.
He knows the state law concerning concealed weapons and how it conflicts with workplace shootings, like the scene at Central Moloney Monday in Pine Bluff.
"Many employers will allow employees to carry guns into the parking lot, realizing they are at risk to and from work. But have specific rules about bringing a firearm into the building. Some employers restrict all the way to their property line period," said Durpiest.
Government buildings, like city hall, do not allow concealed weapons. The same is true for schools and places of worship.
However, for movie theaters and other public places, the law is different.
"A private business, like a movie theater, is not a prohibited place for carrying a firearm. Unless it has signage on the door at every public entrance that carrying a handgun is prohibited," said Durpiest.
Dupriest says last year about a thousand people came here for training. But he says this year, that number will probably double because so many people are worried about their personal safety.
"People are taking their personal protection seriously and are seeking a way to legally arm themselves outside their home," said Durpiest.
NOTE:During the production of this story, the camera was left recording and captured images of Dupriest shooting. The photographer remained in the safe zone behind Dupriest.